>> because of budget cuts, many schools can't afford to have a musical-theater program. >> way over here, dad. >> and that's where itheatrics comes in. they travel to schools, helping them with professional expertise and other support. >> we're gonna teach them actual skills that they can use year after year after year and so that their programs are sustainable, they're cost-effective, and that the musical programs continue, even when we leave the community. >> here, the students are learning the basics of directing and staging. >> if somebody stands further back, they look smaller and how that shows the importance of each character. >> so, we're empowering the kids to figure out what the story is, figure out who the characters are, and then create a visual representation of that, the idea being the audience will then be able to tell and follow the story just by looking at the pictures. right, left. right, left. right, left. right, left. >> marty gets the kids loosened up to do some moves. >> back, left. back, left.